Horse Health Matters®

Behavior

Stereotypies: Bad Habits or Vices …

Flossie Sellers

Stereotypies: Bad Habits or Vices …

by Flossie Sellers

March 20, 2018 13:59

Learn about the 3 different types of stereotypies and the 8 contributing factors research shows to be causative factors in the development of stereotypies in …

General Care

How to Give Your Horse a Daily Once-Over

Flossie Sellers

How to Give Your Horse a Daily Once-Over

by Flossie Sellers

April 15, 2017 18:38

Learn the 6 important points of observation that will clue you in to your horse's physical and mental state during a daily once over as you groom your horse …

Establishing a Daily Routine for Your Horse

by EquiMed Staff

April 17, 2017 12:02

Horses do need daily care when it comes to feeding, satisfying thirst and exercise. Learn how you can make meeting your horse's basic needs an enjoyable break …

Dr. Getty Recommends Apple Peels for Horse Weight Loss

by Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D.

May 4, 2017 15:39

Apple peels may be the key to helping horses lose excess weight, according to Dr. Juliet Getty, Horse Nutritionist …

Tip of the Day

If your horse suffers from a quarter-crack, allow at least 1/2 inch (1.25 cm) of solid horn to grow above the crack before beginning serious riding.

My horse eats free-choice hay, but she is getting fat. What should I …

by Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D.

May 4, 2017 15:48

Equine nutritionist Juliet Getty is a strong advocate for natural, free-choice feeding of horses. A common concern is that the horse will become overweight. …

Nutrition

Oats and Oat Hay for Your Horse

Katie Navarra

Oats and Oat Hay for Your Horse

by Katie Navarra

May 5, 2017 15:45

Oat hay and grain are excellent choices for most horses where available. Read what popular horse clinician and television show host Julie Goodnight has to say …

Five Steps to a Great Summer Horse Pasture

by EquiMed Staff

May 6, 2017 13:16

The beginning of summer is a good time for horse owners with pastures to begin planning and implementing proven techniques that will provide grazing throughout …

Pros and Cons of Feeding Grain Hays to Your Horse

by EquiMed Staff

April 11, 2018 09:03

The nutrition the horse needs, the cost of the hay, and the availability of the feed needs to be carefully balanced to make owning a horse possible for many …

Essentials

Meeting the Horse's Basic Dietary Needs

by EquiMed Staff

May 3, 2017 11:17

Horses require basic nutrition elements in proper proportions and amounts. This article discuss the equine's basic dietary needs, giving you the information you …

General Care

Horse Parasite Control Guidelines

EquiMed Staff

Horse Parasite Control Guidelines

by EquiMed Staff

November 8, 2018 11:24

Read about the many types of parasites that can affect your horse and learn how using the three "arms" of strategic deworming can be an answer to your parasite …

General Care

Horse Vaccination Guidelines

EquiMed Staff

Horse Vaccination Guidelines

by EquiMed Staff

April 21, 2017 10:34

An effective equine vaccination program always begins with a discussion with your veterinarian and why the risk factors in your particular area of the country …

First Aid

Do's and Don'ts of Horse First Aid

EquiMed Staff

Do's and Don'ts of Horse First Aid

by EquiMed Staff

April 10, 2017 10:26

Minor injuries and illnesses in horses can turn into costly or catastrophic situations if not recognized and treated promptly. Read to learn the 5 principles of …

Word of the Day

IV

Intravenous or in the vein.

Want a Healthy Horse? Look to the Way Horses Live in the Wild …

by EquiMed Staff

April 25, 2017 13:06

Over the years, researchers have thoroughly investigated the evolution of horses and determined that the way horses live in the wild can serve as a guide for …

es·sen·tial
/əˈsen(t)SHəl/
adjective
  1. absolutely necessary; extremely important.
    synonyms: crucial, necessary, key, vital, indespensable, important, of the essence, critcal imperative, manditory, compulsory, obligatory

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Babatunde Olatunji

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